Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From innovative packaging that fights against plastic waste and embroidered artworks inspired by nature to a not-to-be-missed exhibition in Joburg and paper sculptures, these are VISI’s top picks of the week.

1. Fibre Artist Emily Botelho’s Abstract Embroideries

UK-based fibre artist Emily Botelho (aka Salt Stitches) creates beautifully abstract 3D embroideries inspired by natural textures often found near the ocean. Emily works from photographs she takes, which she has digitally printed onto cottton before adding textural elements to each image, such as semi-precious stone beads and Czech glass.

Images via thisiscolossal.com

2. Descent into Chaos Exhibition in Joburg

Running until 7 July 2019 at artist Banele Khoza’s BKhz Studio & Gallery at 68 Juta Street in Joburg, this exhibition highlights the work of artists Keneilwe Mokoena, Odirile Khune Motsiri and Seth Pimentel. The works, which range from digital collage to mixed media pieces, deal with the concept of order versus chaos.

Images courtesy of bkhz.art

3. Mi Zhou’s Innovative Toiletry Packaging: Soapack

Central Saint Martins post-graduate student Mi Zhou has come up with a clever packaging idea to help combat plastic waste. The designer has reimagined toiletry packaging to be made out of soap instead of plastic. Soapack, which can be used to package shampoo, conditioners and other toiletry products, can also be used as soap, completely disintegrating when used.

Images via designboom.com

4. Le Creuset’s New Drip Kettle

Le Creuset has launched a new multifunctional 700 ml kettle that’s made with the pour-over coffee fan in mind. Retailing at R1 350, the Drip Kettle is available in the Black, Cerise and Flame colourways.

Images via lecreuset.co.za

5. Sena Runa’s Paper Sculptures

Turkish paper artist Sena Runa creates colourful, intricately detailed quilled paper sculptures. Before settling on a creative discipline that inspired her, Lisbon-based Sena was working in the corporate world. After discovering and mastering the art of quilling, she left her job to become a full-time artist.

Images via thisiscolossal.com